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Scan code: LN96517 Manufacturer code: FA9I

Audio Workstation with Intel Core i9 9900K and 16GB

3XS FA9i Audio Workstation, Intel Core i9 9900K "Coffee Lake", 16GB DDR4, 500GB SSD, 1TB, Win 10

Scan code: LN96517 Manufacturer code: FA9I
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3XS FA9i

The 3XS FA9i system is based around the latest Intel "Coffee Lake" range refresh, with this model featuring the Z370 chipset flagship i9 9900K 8-core with Hyper-threading CPU solution. This chip is the current performance champion in the midrange and offers the keenest performance to price ratio in the range. As with all of our audio systems, the models found in our ready to ship series are all fully tested and configured to ensure the widest compatibility possible with common studio software programs, and to ensure the smoothest of experiences when running your studios crucial tools and applications.

During this initial validation phase, we test with all of the popular audio sequencers including industry leaders such as Cubase, Pro Tool, Sonar, Studio One, Ableton, Bitwig, Reaper and FL Studio in order to ensure the widest compatibility straight out of the box. This means that once you receive your system, you will be able to set it up along with your audio interface & software of choice and be ready to go with the absolute minimum of fuss.

The system has 16GB of Corsair memory included, which we find is ample for a lot of production duties carried out on this level of machine. We do however ensure that we leave you two additional memory slots free, just so that if you wish to expand further in the future then you will have an easy upgrade route ready and waiting.

We also include a superfast 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe drive for your Windows OS installation, which means that you should also have plenty of space in which to setup your sequencer of choice as well as all of your plugins. Alongside that OS drive, we also include an additional 1TB Seagate Barracuda mechanical drive for general storage and your sample libraries. Should you also wish to migrate over your old project drives or if you wish to ensure that you can add in additional storage in the future, then rest assured that the case in this system has 6 more drive bays making it certain to be able to accommodate any future storage expansion that you wish to carry out.

As with all of our studio-based systems, the performance to noise level is a key concern, where we always strive to ensure we get the maximum amount of performance with the least amount of disruptive system noise through careful component consideration.3XS represents the last word in quality and reliability. We build thousands of systems every year and we are confident that our reputation speaks for itself. You will find reviews of our systems in many popular publications both online and in print.

The 3XS FA9i is pre-built and ready to ship for next-day delivery and comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed and a premium 3-year warranty.

Detailed Overview

Powerful Processing

A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FA7i includes a powerful Intel Core i7 9700K which has eight cores running at 3.6GHz with a 4.9GHz turbo that delivers maximum performance when you need it.

Testing & Validation

By testing & validating with all of the major sequencers during the system design phase, we aim to ensure all the teething issues are worked out well before you receive it. This will help to ensure you get setup as smothly as possible and keep you productive by ensuring a great day to day experience.

Extremely Quiet

Low noise levels are cruical in the studio enviroment where recording may be taking place, so all of our 3XS studio machines are designed around low noise components and quiet cases. This will help to ensure that you can mix and produce without distractions.

Lightning Fast Storage

Nobody likes waiting for their applications to load, so the FA7i includes an SSD instead of an old fashioned HDD. SSDs use sold-state memory, so you can boot into Windows, load applications and projects in a fraction of the time of a mechanical HDD.

Detailed Specifications

Component Description
Chassis Fractal Design Define R6
Motherboard ASUS PRIME Z390-A
Processor Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz Eight Core with HT
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock PRO 4
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666Hz DDR4
Graphics Card Intel UHD Graphics 630
Power Supply 650W be quiet! Straight Power 11 – 80PLUS GOLD
System Drive 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 SSD
Storage Drive 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Networking Intel LAN
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Recovery Media Recovery USB drive with system image and diagnostic software
Warranty 3 Year Premium Warranty - 1st Year Onsite, 2nd & 3rd Year Return to Base (inc Parts & Labour)

WHY BUY BUILT?

Professionally Built PCs vs Self-Built

Anyone can build a PC, so what really makes the difference between any old PC and a 3XS PC? For starters, our team has been designing and building PCs for more than 20 years, so we have a huge amount of experience in building highly reliable systems that deliver the most performance for your budget. These are the benefits you receive when buying a professionally built 3XS system versus building a system yourself.

No Compatibility Headaches

It can take weeks to research the right combination of components, not just to ensure you get the most bang for your buck but to minimise the chance of one component being incompatible with another. Whether you buy a system from our configurator or a custom spec system our engineers will do all this hard work for you, ensuring that when your system is delivered it performs flawlessly.

Intensively Tested

Building a PC only takes a few hours, but installing all the software and making sure that everything is configured properly and that your software runs stably takes up a huge amount of time. By ordering a 3XS system our engineers take this painful process away, as all our systems undergo a strenuous Quality Control procedure which includes updating Windows, installing the latest drivers and motherboard BIOS. Overclocked systems receive an additional 24 hour burn-in test to ensure stability.

Peace of Mind

Unfortunately PC components do occasionally fail, and when this happens if you’ve built your PC yourself you’re on your own. However, with a professionally built Scan 3XS system you’re no longer alone. Our technical support team is available 7 days a week, from 9am to 10pm Mon - Fri, 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Click here for more info on how to get technical support for your 3XS system.

If our support team is unable to fix your system remotely and it’s still under warranty we’ll either send out an engineer to visit your home or office or repair it or have it repaired in our state of the art factory in Lancashire.

A Work of Art

We don't just build PCs in our state-of-the-art factory, we craft them. For instance, we route and tidy all the cables around the sides of the case. This not only makes your PC look great and easier to upgrade in the future, but eases airflow through the case resulting in a cooler and quieter PC. In addition, we can customise your PC for you, not just the components inside but also its appearance, so if you fancy a PC in an unusual shape or colour we look forward to hearing from you.

Widely Acclaimed

Our 3XS PCs have won hundreds of awards in the press from publications such as Custom PC, Develop3D, Expert Reviews, HEXUS, PC Gamer and PC Pro. In addition 3XS has won Custom PC’s annual Dream PC competition every year it has run since 2007. You can read all our reviews here plus customer reviews on the configurator.

Rapid Delivery

Sometimes you just need a system right now. Maybe your existing system has kicked the bucket or you’ve found that your old workhorse can’t cope with the latest game or application you just bought. F-series systems are pre-built and tested in our factory, so can be collected same day or delivered next-day to your home or office.

Warranty & Technical Support

Another key difference is that all Scan 3XS Custom Series PCs are covered by our Premium 3 Year Warranty. This means that if your system develops a fault in its first year we can send an engineer to your home or office to repair it. In the remaining two years of the warranty we'll still repair or replace any faulty parts, but do this from our state of the art factory in Lancashire. Click here for more info on how to get technical support for your 3XS system.

Specifications
Processor
CPU Type Intel Core i9
CPU Model 9900K
Professionally Overclocked No
CPU Speed 3.6 GHz
CPU Boost/Turbo Speed 5.0 GHz
CPU Cores 8 Core
CPU Threads 16
CPU Cooler Air Cooler (Heatsink + Fan/s)
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z390
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
RAM Memory
Memory 16GB (2x8GB)
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Speed DDR4 - 2666
Graphics
Graphics Intel
Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 630
NVLink/SLi/CrossFire Multi GPU System No
Real-Time Ray Tracing No
VR Ready No
GPU Cores/Streams  
GPU Core Clock 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz
GPU Memory Shared
GPU Memory Type Shared
GPU Memory Clock  
GPU Memory Bit Rate  
Graphics Card Connectors
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x DVI-D DL
Storage Drives
SSD Boot Drive Installed Yes
SSD Boot Drive Type M.2 PCIe (NVMe)
SSD Boot Drive Capacity 500 GB
SSD Project Drive Installed No
SSD Project Drive Type N/A
SSD Project Drive Capacity N/A
Hard Drive Installed Yes
Hard Drive Type SATA HDD
Hard Drive Capacity 2000 GB
Additional Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Wireless LAN No
PSU Wattage 600 W
Colour Black
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Dimensions (Tower) 233 x 448 x 535 mm (WxHxD)
Optical Drive DVD±RW
I/O
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Front / Side Panel
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Warranty

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Telephone:
01204 474756
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Audio Workstation with Intel Core i9 9900K and 16GB
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